Man’s body found near JSU

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UPDATE: 01/13/2017 11:43am The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Marquez Schaffer. This is the 2nd homicide investigation this year for JPD.

UPDATE: 01/13/2017 7:05am WJTV spoke with the woman who says she called police after she found the body in a pool of blood.  Police say they believe that the man was shot at another location, ran, and collapsed at J.R. Lynch and University.




UPDATE: 01/13/2017 7:06am Police have blocked off Minerva Street after shell casings were found there.


UPDATE: 01/13/2017 6:16am  JPD says that the body discovered belongs to an as-yet unidentified black male who was shot.  Investigators are working a secondary crime scene in the immediate area.  A homicide investigation is underway:


Original Story:

JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) Jackson Police are investigating after a body was found on the side of the road near University Boulevard and Lynch Street.

That location is near Jackson State University and Battlefield Park.

Jackson Police say the cause of death is unknown at this time.

More information is expected to be released later this morning.



WJTV has a crew en route to the scene.




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